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Informative Article | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018
Overview of HCV Infection on Hemodyalisis Patients followed up in Tirana ID Service
Abstract: This study aimed to investigate relationship between Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in hemodialysis patients. This is retrospective study based on epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic data of HCV positive patients with CHKD (chronic kidney disease) undergo hemodyalisis, followed up in Infectious diseases service of University Hospital Cente Mother Theresa in Tiran, Albania. Out of 900 patients who were hemodialysed in three dialysis centers, 55 of them resulted with anti HCV Ab positive, 27 male and 28 female ( F / M 1.16 ratio), with mean age 46.27 years, (24 79 years old), average time in hemodialysis 10.5 years. The highest rates were age groups 26 - 30, 46 - 55 years. We distinguished 19 clinical sings, and 9 underlying associated diseases.49.09 % of them predominated with Genotype 1, Regimen of treatmenet was Peg INF -2a. where only 23.64 of them discontinued therepy due to severe side effects. Morbidity and mortality of HCV is higher in pantients with chronic kidney diseases than in general population.
Keywords: Hepatitis C, Hemodyalisis, Albanian Adults
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018,
Pages: 1827 - 1829